Fayetteville

Burglars hit F'ville Toys R Us

Fayetteville Police are searching for at least two suspects responsible for the Aug. 4 burglary of the Toys R US store at the Fayette Pavilion in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Mike Whitlow said officers received an alarm call from the business Thursday at 11:40 p.m. Officers arrived to find that access to the store had been made through an emergency access door on the side of the building, Whitlow said. Read More»

Awards presented to Fayetteville Police

Awards presented to Fayetteville Police

The Fayetteville Police Department was presented with its latest international and state accreditation certifications at Thursday night’s meeting of the Fayetteville City Council.

The awards were presented by Lagrange Police Chief Louis M. Dekmar, chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The award was received by Mayor Ken Steele and members of the department. Read More»

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band comes to Fayetteville

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

On Saturday night, August 13, The Villages Amphitheater welcomes veteran country folk-rock group, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to the Fayetteville stage. Local artist, Corbette Jackson, opens the show. Read More»

William K. Cress, 75, of Fayetteville

William K. (Bill) Cress, 75, of Fayetteville, entered into eternal rest to be with the Lord on August 2, 2011. He died of complications from acute leukemia. He was born May 3, 1936 in Butler, Tennessee. Bill graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1958 and entered the U.S. Army shortly after graduation. After serving his country, Bill started his career with Delta Air Lines in 1961. He spent most of his 33 years as an Internal Auditor for the airline. After retirement in 1994, he continued working for Delta as a contract employee for another 10 years. Read More»

Lou Meadows Gilmer Hale, 84, of Fayetteville

Lou Meadows Gilmer Hale, 84, of Fayetteville, GA passed away August 1, 2011.

She was born in Eatonton, GA to the late Archie Albert Meadows and Pearl Lee Waltz Meadows. She attended Eatonton High School & Eatonton Business School in Eatonton, GA. Lou was retired from Constangy, Brooks & Smith Law Firm in Atlanta, GA and a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA and a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary. Read More»

Changes to F’ville business park zoning district to be studied

A proposed amendment to the Fayetteville Business Park (BP) zoning district adds a number of new permitted uses that city staff say will help create planned development and related commercial opportunities for the city’s future. The measure will come before the City Council for a vote at the Aug. 4 meeting. Read More»

Olive Garden restaurant approved for F’ville

The area along Ga. Highway 85 just south of the Fayette Pavilion will soon see the beginnings of a second new restaurant approved by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission in the past few months.

The old Bugaboo Creek restaurant site will soon be demolished to make way for an Olive Garden restaurant. Commissioners in late April also approved a LongHorn Steakhouse one block to the south at the site of the former Johnny Carino’s restaurant. Read More»

F’ville OKs Kroger fuel center

The Kroger grocery store on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville received approval July 26 from the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission to install a fuel center in the area of the parking lot area near Taco Bell and Popeye’s.

Kroger will install a 785 square-foot kiosk building at its Banks Crossing store. The fuel center will include six pump islands with six double-sided fuel dispensers, according to development plans.

The station will be situated in an area of the parking lot between the Taco Bell restaurant to the south and Popeye’s restaurant to the north. Read More»

The lessons of the grouper: Fried or grilled?

During a recent visit to the Georgia Aquarium, I watched “goliath grouper” swim by through a viewing window that was two feet thick at the Ocean Voyager exhibit. At approximately 600 pounds, imagine the barbecue we could have with just one fish!

As I listened to the expert, I learned that eating grouper is not sustainable. Grouper can live up to 50 years, but don’t reproduce fast enough to keep up with the demand. In other words, if we keep eating grouper at the current rate, they will soon become extinct. Salmon, tuna, and tilapia are much better choices. Read More»

Nativity will bless backpacks this Sunday; continues new schedule

The 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will feature a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for young people who are resuming school classes.

Families also have been asked to bring filled backpacks to be contributed to Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, which provides them to needy school-age immigrant children in the area.

Nativity, which began having a single service at 10 a.m. each Sunday early in the summer, will continue on that schedule for the rest of this calendar year. Read More»

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